Bank View Smile Studios


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57 Preston New Road | Blackburn | BB2 6AY

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Meet The Team

The Calm & Gentle Team

at Bank View Smile Studios

We pride in our expertise and quality service.

Our highly qualified team inspires confidence – we are making dreams come true! We treat every patient as an individual and our passion for excellence means our happy, satisfied patients will wear a stunning smile forever more.

Bank View adheres to the strict professional guidelines set and monitored by the General Dental Council.

Meet The Team  Lynn Hickey 

Hygienist Therapist

GDC reg no: 5023

Originally from Scotland, I qualified as a dental nurse in 1990 and attained the Oral Health Certificate in 1992. I attended Dundee Dental Hospital and University and gained a Diploma in Dental Hygiene 1995.

I came to Blackburn in 1996 where I met and married my husband who is in the aerospace industry. I have two wonderful children, Ciara and Euan who both attend a local school.

I work part time at three different surgeries and came to Bank View in 2004. I enjoy working here as Khalid and Thomas have brilliant views and the best techniques I have ever seen.

In my spare time, which I do not have much of, I enjoy spending it with my family, going camping and reading.

Meet The Team  Chantelle Lancaster 

Hygienist Therapist

GDC reg no: 111115

I have been involved in dentistry for more than 16 years. Initially I trained and qualified as a dental nurse and I fulfilled this role in general practice for about five years.

I then decided to further my knowledge and experience by successfully completing my Oral Health Certificate, Radiography Certificate and Orthodontic Nursing Course.

I then worked in the Community Dental Services for some years. As I had gained significant experience and knowledge thus far, I made a decision to embark on my journey to attain the combined Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy at the University of Liverpool, which I successfully achieved in May 2007.

Amongst my other part time jobs, I love working at Bank View Smile Studios because Khalid and Thomas have bought innovative ideas and thinking to the practice. The patients have been really excited and extremely pleased with the experiences and results we have been achieving.

My hobbies include keeping fit, walking, snowboarding, camping, going to the movies, socialising and of course not forgetting retail therapy.

Meet The Team  Kathy Smith

Practice Manager

GDC reg no: 138897

I am a local resident, born and bred in Blackburn. After leaving Witton Park High School I started work in an office at a high street store. I am married with three children. My two daughters have now left home and my son is studying at the University of Leeds. I have a young grandson called Alfie, with whom I love spending time.

I have worked at this practice since 1995, starting as a receptionist for three mornings a week, working up to full time and then also working as a dental nurse. Soon after starting at the practice, I returned to college to study for and attain a Diploma in Practice Management which is the role I fulfil now within the practice. I have also successfully completed the ITQ and I am trained in first aid.

I love my job because it’s challenging but very interesting. Khalid and Thomas are wonderful to work with and we have a great support team which works well together. I enjoy meeting our patients and having friendly, pleasant conversations with them. I especially love to hear their positive reactions towards the dentists, our team and the Bank View Smile Studios experience. It’s wonderful to see them all arrive happy and leave delighted.

Meet The Team  Ann Duckworth

Senior Receptionist and Accounts Assistant

I was born and raised on a farm in Oswaldtwistle. I had done an assortment of many and varied jobs before arriving at Bank View back in 2001 as a receptionist.

As time progressed I was also given the added responsibility of accounts assistant. I have successfully completed courses in Healthcare Reception, OC accounts and ITQ.

I have a partner, two daughters and a granddaughter who I enjoy spending my spare time with. I also enjoy walking my dog and socialising.

I like working at Bank View Smile Studios as there is a really good working atmosphere in a calm and friendly environment. I especially enjoy making patients’ visits a pleasurable and memorable experience.

Meet The Team  Julie Ibrahim

Receptionist and Dental Nurse

GDC reg no: 139346

I am a Blackburn resident and have worked in dental practices for more than 30 years. I started my career at this practice once I had left St Wilfred’s High School and after working at some other practices I returned to work here over 15 years ago.

I really like working at Bank View Smile Studios because I enjoy what I do and I know I’m working alongside a great team of highly skilled professionals.

I am registered with the GDC so I am able to assist in surgery but I particularly enjoy my role in reception because I get the opportunity to meet all our lovely patients not just the people that I would be helping to treat. I enjoy all aspects of my work and this is made particularly easy as I have two great bosses in Khalid and Thomas.

I am married with two daughters and in my spare time I like cooking and helping out as a volunteer for two local charities. I am bilingual and speak Arabic fluently


Meet The Team  Hayley Bolton

Dental Nurse and Receptionist

GDC reg no: 148260

I have lived in Blackburn all my life. After leaving Billinge High School I went on to study for a Receptionist Diploma at Blackburn College.

I have worked at this practice for more than five years, initially starting as a part-time receptionist and then moving into nursing after undergoing our in-house training programme. I now work full time as a dental nurse alongside Khalid, which I enjoy immensely.

Having worked in reception I find it particularly helpful as I have a tangible understanding of the patient journey from start to finish. I love working in surgery because it’s extremely interesting, I’m learning and seeing new things all the time. This is because the dentists are constantly building on their substantial knowledge by attending postgraduate courses regularly.

The part I like best is seeing the end result of all the cosmetic treatment we do and sharing in the patient’s joy and excitement of seeing their new smile.

Working at Bank View smile Studios is very pleasurable because we have really friendly dentists and a wonderful team of support staff, we get on well and I enjoy meeting our new patients.

I have one daughter and a grandson called Finlay whom I enjoy spending all my spare time with.

Meet The Team  Helen Wright

Dental Nurse and Receptionist

GDC reg no: 121094

I started at this practice in 2001 as trainee nurse and I gained my full qualification in 2003. I worked full time in the past but having had two children I have now returned on a part-time basis.

I have worked both in surgery and on reception, allowing me to be comfortable in either environment but my preference is to assist the dentists and therapist in surgery because I have a more ‘hands on’ role in the patient’s care and treatment.

I am really excited and happy about working at Bank View Smile Studios as there is a great atmosphere, a wonderful team of clinicians and all the recent changes have been very warmly and positively received by patients and staff alike.

I have two little boys called Oliver and Thomas. With the little spare time I have to myself I like to put my feet up, relax and treat myself to a movie and some chocolate.

Meet The Team

“Meet Kathy & Ann Your Smile Advisors”

For Your FREE Smile Audit which includes:

Meeting up with either Kathy or Ann, at our practice or if you are nervous we can arrange to meet at our local coffee shop.

You can relax with a hot drink while you chat about how, and in what ways, Calm & Gentle Dentistry can improve your dental health.

Included in your complimentary consultation:

  1. Address your concerns and desires
  2. Discuss treatment options suitable for you
  3. See Before & after photos and patient testimonials
  4. Offer of Interest free finance options
  5. Opportunity to book your clinical assessment

Usually valued at £97 but now FREE

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Monday 8:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday 8:30am – 5:30pm
Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm
(two per month)
9:00am – 12:00pm

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Bank View Smile Studios

57 Preston New Road, Blackburn, BB2 6AY

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